Steve Cosson is the founding artistic director of The Civilians, a New York City-based company that supports the development and production of new theater from creative inquiries. That development often involves travel, community residencies, face-to-face meetings, and collaborative creation. Cosson has served as primary writer and director for many of these devised projects. He also has developed and directed many new plays for other companies. He won an Obie in 2004 for the work of The Civilians, and he has been a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, a MacDowell Fellow, twice participated in the Sundance Theatre Lab, and resident director at New Dramatists. His plays have been published by Oberon Books in the UK, Dramatists Play Service, and an anthology published by Playscripts, Inc. He served as a Center theater panelist in 2009.